I have a ThermalTake 750w PSU and I have just ordered a 3870 X2 - Ive done a stupid thing (again) and baught the card before doin some research...will my psu run the gfx card fine...along side 2gb DDR3 ram and a Q6600 not overclocked?
Thanks in advance, quick replys greatly appreciated!
definately. I'm fairly confident that that card would run fine on even a quality 500-watt. Companies trick you into thinking you need way more power then you really do. I have a very good quality Corsair VX550-watt power supply, that will probably be fine with even 2 8800 GTS cards.
According to the documentation, the card needs only a 550 watt PSU. I'm using an Antec Neo 650 and it runs fine. You'll need a six pin and an 8 pin power connector if you want to overclock.
Xbit Labs said their 3870x2 worked with two 6 pin PCIe connectors, my card's factory overclocked and I had to get a PSU with a 6+2 (8) pin connector. I couldn't get it to work with two 6 pins on an Antec Neo 550, so I upgraded the PSU.
One last question...how are the 3870 X2s? I've always got ATi and when i saw the card it looked the s**t! lol! Had to get it and the benchmarks and reviews I read confirmed that it was a great card. So with hands on experience, what do you guys think?